16 Jun 2010
Should ticket onselling be regulated, asks new issues paper
by Chris McLeod
In a new issues paper, Ticket Scalping: Ticket onselling and consumers, the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council is seeking opinions on whether ticket onselling ought to be regulated, and, if so, what form that regulation ought to take.
The Council will consider
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 23 July 2010.
whether there is consumer detriment and, if so, the level of detriment posed by ticket onselling practices
- the views of those affected, including consumer groups, ticketing organisations, auction/reselling websites, and peak sporting and live entertainment bodies
- what ticket sellers and promoters currently do to limit scalping
what non-regulatory options could address any harmful practices arising from ticket onselling practices
how well consumer information could address any consumer detriment associated with ticket onselling practices
the performance of current legislation related to ticket onselling practices
- the impact of technology on ticket onselling practices; and
various international approaches and their appropriateness for the Australian marketplace.
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